At the rate things are going, it looks like Juno — which was #2 last weekend and #1 every day since! — will gross over $100 million during its entire theatrical run, while National Treasure: Book of Secrets and Alvin and the Chipmunks will gross over $200 million domestically. If that does, indeed, turn out to be the case, then …
… 28 films released in 2007 will have crossed the $100 million line. This is better than almost every year on record, with the single exception of 2003, when 29 films crossed that line. 2002 and 2004 are tied for third place, with 24 such films apiece.
… 11 films released in 2007 will have crossed the $200 million line. This easily beats the previous record of 8 such films, set in 2005. Third place goes to 2002, when there were 7 such films.
… no films released in 2007 will have crossed the $400 million line. One film per year accomplished this in 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2006. Star Wars (1977) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) also crossed that line on their 20th anniversaries.
In other news, No Country for Old Men had $45.3 million in the till as of Wednesday and is thus only a day or two away from passing O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000; my review) to become the top-grossing film ever directed by the Coen brothers. However, it would still be behind the $60.1 million earned by Bad Santa (2003), which the Coens produced but did not direct.